Councillors ask Barclays to reconsider South Woodford branch closure


Local councillors have questioned Barclays’ decision to close their South Woodford branch on 23 February.

“Obviously we are disappointed, especially as this was announced so soon after the Post Office had just returned to George Lane. They are talking about a replacement ‘deposit service’ offered by Link as opposed to a banking hub, which we have argued for as an alternative. We have made contact with Barclays and asked them to reconsider their decision, but I fear it is a fait accompli,” said Councillor Joe Hehir.